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message telling the crowd a second obama term would threaten the economy. >> did obama care create new jobs? >> no! >> did his war on coal and gas and oil create new jobs? >> no. >> did the dodd frank regulations make it easier for banks to make lons to people? >> no! >> reporter: romney presented himself as a can do leader willing to break partisan logjam, rallying the crowd to make a real change, helping him win the white house. >> learned as governor of massachusetts, the best achievements are shared achievements. i have learned the respect and goodwill go a long way and are usually returned in kind. and that is how i will conduct myself as president, i will bring people together. i won't represent one party, i will represent one nation. >> reporter: it's been an exhausting campaign. as you saw, governor romney looked relaxed. he is ready, he and his wife ann romney here today, again, making the last-minute push for undecided voters. they head on to ohio and new hampshire. it's going to be a long night, but they ready. their goal is to hopefully win the white house. that is the late
're in brig an teen, across the bridge where president obama visited yesterday. let me give you an idea what is going on and step out of the way quickly. just down the road here, and, in fact, we had to move up the road, there are huge front-end loaders loading up the sand that is swept out of the home, three feet of sand in the streets, the water was three, four feet high and you can't dump that back on, you have to go through it. there are nails and boards and basically dangerous debris that you have to try and remove. that is part of what is going here. the families are returning to their homes in this area. some, you can see probably, i don't know what yoseeing -- showing there, but the waterlines on the houses, they're not as bad. the damage is bad but not as bad and many people here lost everything. there were boats basically lifted up and tossd into the living rooms of some of the homes, will. >> and with financial losses mounting, obviously, the atlantic city casinos are trying to reopen as soon as governor christie will let them reopen. i am sure a lot of workers want to get back on
, too. stay with us, fox 5 news at 5 will continue. onti president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. . >>> a massive water main break has been disrupting traffic along wiscons
of new yorkers, many in virginia. the gop blocked president obama's campaign promise to raise taxes on wealthier americans. new the house speaker john boehner said old differences should not block new compromise. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results, there is a mandate to work on the solutions as the challenges in the nation. my message is not one of confrontation but one of conviction. >> reporter: the big question facing capitol hill now is if the president's re-ish lick victory gives him new leverage with congress or if the same old tug of war remains. you know, while the president talked a lot on the campaign trail about raising taxes on wealthier americans, important to remember is the fiscal cliff we're talking about that would have affects on americans of all income levels, when you consider that it affects long- term employment benefits and working people will see a 2% hike in the payroll taxes. this goes across the board and time is running out. >> absolutely, no doubt they have to get back to work indeed. tom fitzgerald, thank you. let's stay on politics for now
. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this today, not mentioning what was going on behind the scenes with the cia. consider the timeline here. there are only 53 days now left for congress to get to work and get this deal done in order to raise the debt ceiling this year congress put this countdown clock in effect and it has now unt january 1 to get it done. if nothing gets done, your payroll taxes could go up. the bush era income tax cuts would end and 449,000 defense industry jobs across virginia, maryland and d.c. could face layoffs if these automatic pentagon c
it to you. >> thank you, bob. >>> another big story tonight. president obama and top lawmakers gather at the white house trying to head out the so- called fiscal cliff, both sides expressing confidence they can work together, but they have said that before. that's for sure. no deal means higher taxes for nearly all of us beginning in 46 days from now. economists warn a likely recession all over again. craig bosswell is following this one for us. >> reporter: it's the first step toward finding a compromise. >> we're all aware that we have some urgent business to do,. >> reporter: president obama sitting between leaders for both parties looking for a way to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> we have to make sure taxes don't go up on middle class families. that our economy will remain strong. that we're creating jobs. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff is a combination of tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, and spending cuts that kick in on day one of next year. >> to show our seriousness, we have put revenue on the table. as long as it's a companied by significant spending cuts. >
and costs $15. >>> we're seven weeks away from the so-called fiscal cliff. earlier today, president obama met with labor leaders to discuss the economic showdown. following the meeting, they said the president remains committed to keeping tax cuts for the middle class and raising taxes on the wealthy. the labor leaders plan to launch a public campaign in the coming days to pressure republicans to support the higher taxes. >>> the sex scandal that led to the resignation of the cia director david petraeus expanded in a big way. a second top general is involved and this is the woman at the center of the scandal, petraeus biographer and one- time mistress paula broadwell. we have a closer look now at how the scandal is playing out from fox's craig bosswell. the white house said that president obama believes general john allen can continue to command the u.s. forces in afghanistan, even though allen is now allegedly part of the sex scandal involving general david petraeus. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon
. the police say nearly 40 students who go to barack obama academy were on the bus and no one was hurt. >>> another big story, president obama facing tough questions about this spiraling sex scandal at the top of the national security team. in his first news conference since the elect, the president drew the line against extending tax cuts for the wealthy and had an emotional defense of his ambassador to the united nations who is under fire for her comments on libya. fox 5s tom fitzgerald was in the newsroom for that session. a lot of ground for to you cover, f itz, and the president for that matter. >> reporter: i was in the east room. >> there you go. >> reporter: the one and only light moment in this news conference was when the president said flatly there was so much going on and he almost couldn't remember the election the last week. clearly, the dominant subject here today was the general petraeus sex scandal. >> sure. >> reporter: and what this did to the cia. throughout the course of the news conference today, the president discussed several issues that are going on in the near
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